Current changes in the Canadian immigration policies have transport many changes in the way of life of the Canadian people. The Minister for Canadian Immigration, Jason Kenney has made it necessary for those families who have hired live-in caregivers or nurses for children or elderly people to pay for their travel expenditure, medical insurance, worker’s compensation premium and other essential expenses.
This is proving very costly for those families who were hiring abroad caregivers for their family needs. This has caused about 70 to 90 percent drop in the figure of job opportunities for overseas nurses since the last three months when Immigration Canada’s Foreign Live-in Caregiver Program introduced its changes which were put into practice newly.
These changes have made it quite hard for the Canadian families to hire foreign caregivers. Actually, it has made it quite an costly investment for families in Canada who cannot even be sure of any protection just in case the nurse proves to be an against the law immigrant.
In this no-exit situation, Canadian families have very small scope for themselves and they are susceptible to those applicants who might turn out to be illegal later on. This is discouraging the families to employ any foreign care-givers which in turn is leading to a decrease in the job opportunities for them in Canada. Foreign nurses and nannies for children were quite in insisting in Canada but due to the changes in policy, the demand has lowered. If truth be told, many care giver agencies have stopped running their business. This is absolutely affecting the ordinary life of many Canadian families who are surviving without care-givers which in turn may have an effect on the general productivity of the country.